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๐ŸŽถ Money, money, money ๐ŸŽถ

Here we have an incomplete (!) list of scholarships, grants, and other opportunities to seek funding in Germany and outside. It is a random list for different stages of your academic career for different projects (fieldwork, PhD or PostDoc projects, starting your own group …).

Let us know what we could list here – we are just an e-mail away!

We know there is a bias as we don’t cover all regions of the world! The list evolved from attending a workshop on Funding Options at EGU2022. Most items are on the list due to people talking about their own experiences.

Funding options in Germany

PhD scholarships

  • Foundations: Studienstiftung, Deutsche Umweltstiftung
  • Church foundations: Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst & Cusanus
  • Party-affiliated foundations: Konrad-Adenauer, Friedrich-Ebert, Heinrich-Bรถll
  • Graduate schools (depending on where you want to do your PhD): IMPRS (MPI Hamburg), Potsdam Graduate School, Bremen?ย 

Funding options within Europe

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง UK- based


๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark


๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France

  • CNRS
  • Space Agency in France (more remote sensing)

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium

  • FNRS PostDoc or permanent position


๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland

  • Swiss WSL Internal Grant
  • ETH Zรผrich PostDoc Fellowship
  • Swiss national science Foundation

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland

Funding options overseas

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US

  • NASA PostDoctoral Program
  • NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship program (anywhere)
  • NSF – National Science Foundation (Postdoc only for US citizen)
  • JPL and Goddard
  • Scripps, Ohio State, .. Postdoc fellowships (check local colleges!)

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia

  • Australian Research council
    • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
    • Future Fellowship